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Patricia Joyce Ackerman
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Obituary for Patricia Joyce Ackerman

Patricia Joyce Ackerman, 67, of Pecatonica, IL, passed away at 11:27 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

Born October 5, 1949 in Chicopee, MA to Thomas and Joyce (Walker) Owens. She graduated from Chicopee High School, Class of 1967. Pat married Dale Lester Ackerman on December 5, 1970 while he was serving in the Air Force in Massachusetts. They then came to live the next 45 years in the Seward/Pecatonica area. She worked several years at F & F Assembly in Pecatonica and at K-Mart in Freeport. Pat enjoyed her family, especially the time spent with her grandchildren. They were her greatest joy. A free-spirited poet in her youth, Pat and her “very best friend” Judy always managed to stay one step ahead of trouble. She was an avid collector of teddy bears, and while not blessed with a green thumb, she loved flowers, especially lilacs and enjoyed spending time in her white pine woods at the farm. Pat will be lovingly remembered for her sharp wit, and she kept her sense of humor throughout her battles with Multiple Sclerosis and cancer. Special thank you to Heartland Hospice.

Survivors include her husband Dale Ackerman; son Jason (Teresa) Ackerman, Winnebago, IL; daughter Michelle (Guy) Ford, Rockford, IL; grandchildren Ryan Ackerman and Livia Ford; sisters Mary (Fran) Houle, Florida, Maureen (Walter) Lubas, Florida and Lorrie (Eric) Buell of Massachusetts; brothers-in-law Dave (Barb) Ackerman, Idaho and Denny (Becky) Ackerman, Dixon, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Joyce Owens and in-laws Lester and Shirley Ackerman.

A visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home-Countryman Chapel, 529 Washington, Pecatonica, IL from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017. A prayer will close the visitation at 6:00 p.m.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
McCorkle Funeral Home - Countryman Chapel

529 Washington St.
Pecatonica, IL 61063


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